NASHA MUKT BHARAT ABHIYAAN (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     22nd September 2023        
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Context: The Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan recently signed an MoU with Gayatri Parivar, in collaboration with the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

  • Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Launch Year: 2020
  • Implementing Body: Department of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Objectives: Creating awareness about substance abuse through activities such as awareness generation programs, targeting schools and universities, identifying dependent populations in communities, etc.

Status of Drug Trafficking in India

  • According to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)’s: Drug trafficking through sea routes in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal accounts for around 70% of the total illegal drugs smuggled into India.
  • According to World Drug Report 2022: India is one of the world’s largest opiate markets in terms of users and is vulnerable to increased supply from Afghanistan.
  • India is located between the two largest Opium producing regions of the world;

o Golden triangle on the eastern side: Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos.

o Golden crescent on the North-Western side: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

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